As I’ve said before, I am SO blessed and excited to have FIVE little “nieces & nephews” (some of them are really cousins, but I insist on being “aunty Dana”, so think that’s weird if you want to) all three years old or younger. Each one of them completely AWESOME and completely unique. Stella is one of them. Stella is the adventurer. Nothing is too high to try and climb, too far to try and jump for, or too fast to try and catch. She is brave, excitable and utterly SWEET. Since I met her when she was just a few days old, I’ve adored her, but I didn’t yet know she was so very sweet. I think her “sweetness” has grown in with her curls. She is so cute with the other cousins- kisses and sharing and her little expressions when she asks them questions in her not-quite-right-yet-words. Utterly precious. Between Stella and the other adorable littles, I am beside myself with excitement for traveling to see them each holiday.
My parents have recently purchased a cool piece of property in Sacramento, and we are lucky to be able to shoot there. Here are my favorites of Stella.